Red squirrel and woodpecker argue over NUTS in a tree

Food Fight! Red squirrel and woodpecker snapped during heated argument over NUTS in a tree - and only one claims victory  Photos show a fight between a red squirrel and woodpecker in Scotland  The red squirrel perched on a tree stump with its paw in the air The great spotted woodpecker squares off on the other side The squirrel eventually gives up after realizing it has lost the fight 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:33 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 21:48 BST, 2 September 2020

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A squirrel was captured holding its ground against a nut-stealing woodpecker.

Photos of the battle surfaced online showing a red squirrel perched on a tree stump with its paw in the air, as the screaming great spotted woodpecker squares off on the other side. 

Karen Crawford was walking in a forest near Johnsfield in Scotland where she routinely stops to place the nuts in a tree for the squirrels.

Crawford watch the argument unfold and although the fury contender fought back, it eventually gave up once realizing its feathered opponent had the upper hand.

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A squirrel was captured holding its ground against a nut-stealing woodpecker

A squirrel was captured holding its ground against a nut-stealing woodpecker

'The squirrels are normally waiting for you to put nuts out for them, but the woodpecker arrived first and had to protect its territory, Crawford explained to news agency South West News Service.

'The woodpecker was on one side of the stump feeding on the nuts and as soon as it saw the squirrel it became aggressive towards it.

'The squirrel didn't back off at first but eventually it knew it had to because it wasn't going to get anything.'

Karen, who normally pictures

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